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[ feys-book ]
/ ˈfeɪsˌbʊk /
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Trademark.

the brand name of a social media service and website, launched in 2004.

verb (used with object)

to communicate with (a person) or search for information about (a person) by using Facebook: My old girlfriend just facebooked me.His future employer Facebooked him and decided to withdraw the job offer.
to post on Facebook: I facebooked some photos of my cat.You should Facebook the event so more people will show up.

verb (used without object)

to use Facebook: Does your mom Facebook?

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also face·book for defs. 2-4 .

Origin of Facebook

First recorded in 2000–05; from facebook, a college student directory with personal photos and basic information

usage note for Facebook

The official trademarked name of the social media platform and website is now styled in all capital letters “FACEBOOK,” though prior to 2020 the trademarked style was “facebook,” in all lowercase letters. Formal writing—as exemplified by most news and book publishers—treats such names as regular proper nouns, in this case “Facebook,” using an initial capital letter, but not all caps. However, when a trade name begins with a lowercase letter followed by an uppercase one, such as eBay or iPad, this spelling is retained, even at the beginning of a sentence.
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British Dictionary definitions for Facebook

Facebook
/ (ˈfeɪsˌbʊk) /

noun trademark

a popular social networking website

verb

(tr; sometimes not capital) to search for (a person's profile) on the Facebook website
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